1. Save the Dates!!

    Leaves are changing their colors, there’s a slight chill in the air, and the days are getting shorter….it must be time for a new season of Rochester’s Rich History! Presented by the Local History Division of the Rochester Public Library every third Sunday from 2-3 p.m., this series takes an in-depth look at unique and often little-known aspects of the area’s history. From America’s first female aviator to the last union veteran of the Civil War, we’ve got your history covered!

  2. Join us for a new season of Rochester’s Rich History!

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    October 19, 2-3 p.m., 3rd Floor, Rundel Memorial Building

    "Form, Function, and Mount Hope Cemetery"

    Presented by Dennis Carr

    While intended to appear as a work of nature, Mount Hope Cemetery is Rochester’s greatest example of romantic landscape design. “Reading” this cultural landscape and its evolution reveals the social, religious, economic and intellectual forces that influenced the design of the cemetery, and defined the built environment of Rochester. A veritable museum of architecture, art, and landscape design, we’ll look at how Mount Hope Cemetery fits into the greater span of American history, culture, and design, and why it is still relevant today.

    Dennis Carr is a founding member and past president of The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. Dennis serves as historian for the cemetery and leads the popular Mischief, Murder, and Mayhem and Form, Function & Mount Hope Cemetery tours, to name a few. In his spare time, Dennis works for the Information and Resource Management division at the University of Rochester’s Edward G. Miner Library.

  3. Avast, me hearties!

    In honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” The Local History & Genealogy Division honors the Reunion Inn, which sits on land once owned by Sylvester Woodman, retired sea captain and rumored ex-pirate.

  4. Free scanning! A representative will here on September 27 in the Arts Division to help scan your photos. She will be here 11-4. First come first served, depending on demand a time limit may be enforced.http://www.saveyourphotos.org/save-your-photos-day.htmlSAVE YOUR PHOTOS DAY - SEPTEMBER 27, 2014Save Your Photos Day is dedicated to offering individuals the opportunity to connect through local community events, activities, and resources that highlight what they can do to safeguard their photos and treasured memorabilia before disasters or accidents occur. Save Your Photos Day has been set aside as an annual event with participation expected from around the world.

    Free scanning! A representative will here on September 27 in the Arts Division to help scan your photos. She will be here 11-4. First come first served, depending on demand a time limit may be enforced.

    http://www.saveyourphotos.org/save-your-photos-day.html

    SAVE YOUR PHOTOS DAY - SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
    Save Your Photos Day is dedicated to offering individuals the opportunity to connect through local community events, activities, and resources that highlight what they can do to safeguard their photos and treasured memorabilia before disasters or accidents occur. Save Your Photos Day has been set aside as an annual event with participation expected from around the world.

  5. Family Detectives Club Returning Soon!

    October 2014 Schedule

    October 2014 Schedule

    The Family Detectives Club returns for its third season beginning October 5, 2014. Each week from October through May, we will be exploring a different subject of interest to family history researchers and providing tips and websites to use when doing your research. We also provide an informational handout for you to take away with you. (Pictured here is our schedule for the…

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  6. Create a holiday/winter ornament for the Central Library. Click here  for the guidelines and application. 

    Create a holiday/winter ornament for the Central Library. Click here  for the guidelines and application. 

  7. New framed prints are here! Come check out the new prints available in the Arts Division!
    Patrons can check out up to four prints for a period of up to eight weeks.
     

  8. Haunted Rochester: Ghosts of the Genesee - The Haunted SitesTuesday, September 23rd1:30 - 2:30pmRundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial BuildingPlease join us to learn about the most prominent thirteen haunted sites and buildings in the lower Genesee Valley. Lively and colorful, this profile of the Genesee’s power-sites crosses disciplines and cultures, as well as centuries. This talk is given by Mason Winfield, a local author who is widely considered the leading local authority on paranormal activity, the supernatural and uncanny occurrences in the Western New York region.Free and open to the public. No registration required.Call 428-8380 for more information.

    Haunted Rochester: Ghosts of the Genesee - The Haunted Sites

    Tuesday, September 23rd
    1:30 - 2:30pm
    Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building

    Please join us to learn about the most prominent thirteen haunted sites and buildings in the lower Genesee Valley. Lively and colorful, this profile of the Genesee’s power-sites crosses disciplines and cultures, as well as centuries. 

    This talk is given by Mason Winfield, a local author who is widely considered the leading local authority on paranormal activity, the supernatural and uncanny occurrences in the Western New York region.

    Free and open to the public. No registration required.
    Call 428-8380 for more information.

  9. The 9th Annual Empire State College Alumni, Student & Faculty Art ShowLibrary: Central Library Exhibit Dates: 9/8/2014 - 10/9/2014 Details: Please join us for an opening reception for The 9th Annual Empire State College Alumni, Student & Faculty Art Show. The reception is on September 11, 2014, from 5:30-7pm in the Lower Link Gallery in BLB.

    The 9th Annual Empire State College Alumni, Student & Faculty Art Show
    Library: Central Library 

    Exhibit Dates: 9/8/2014 - 10/9/2014 

    Details: Please join us for an opening reception for The 9th Annual Empire State College Alumni, Student & Faculty Art Show. The reception is on September 11, 2014, from 5:30-7pm in the Lower Link Gallery in BLB.